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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312796063 - Kone Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 312796063Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 12/30/2008

Kone Inc.
10500 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66215
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: 2700 Bistate Dr, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64108

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/31/2008
Emphasis: S:Commercial ConstrClose Case:04/01/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202930376   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $1,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,875
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/02/2009 03/05/2009 $1,875 $1,875 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201344959Event: 12/01/2008Employee Dies After Exposure And Allergic Reaction
At 8:30 a.m. on December 1, 2008, Employee #1, an elevator mechanic, and Employee #2, elevator mechanic's helper, were using compressed air to pressure test a 14 in. diameter x 55 ft. PVC pipe located in a pit in the elevator shaft. The PVC liner was being tested to ensure it was water tight when it ruptured under low pressure. Both Employee #1 and #2 were standing outside the hoistway with the doors open when the PVC ruptured. Both employees were sprayed with dust and water. On December 10, 2008, Employee #2 developed a rash on his chest and stomach area. Employee #2 was admitted to hospital on December 14, 2008 and died on December 18, 2008. Autopsy revealed that Employee #2 died of a pulmonary embolism and that the manner of death was natural. Employee #1 was not injured.
Keywords: chest, lung, dust, repair, allergic reaction, construction, accidental discharge, pulmonary embolism, stomach, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312796063 Occupation not reported

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